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MisterE

Social climber
Jan 12, 2013 - 12:52am PT
Booking a vacation at Allen Hill's now...
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jan 12, 2013 - 12:55am PT
A crag is not one boulder. A crag is also not a climbing wall in your living room.

Cheaters......

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 12, 2013 - 12:57am PT
The Pool Wall.....75 routes, mostly sport, good climbing and a 1.8 mile drive with a 7 minute approach.
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Jan 12, 2013 - 01:06am PT
Crag n. A steep rugged rock projecting upward or outward.
Middle English, from Welsh craig or Scottish Gaelic creagh.
Derived from Celtic origin; related to old Welsh creik rock. First known use 14th century.

So boulders, yes!
Climbing wall, not so much.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jan 12, 2013 - 01:57am PT
You did not post the whole wiki entry...so no.


Crag may refer to:
A steep rugged mass of rock projecting upward or outward, especially a cliff or vertical rock exposure in the north of England or in Scotland (Irish: creag, Scottish Gaelic: creag, Welsh: craig).
A rock-climbers' term for a cliff or group of cliffs, in any location, which is or may be suitable for climbing
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Jan 12, 2013 - 02:04am PT
Suitable for climbing, so Yes!
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jan 12, 2013 - 02:41am PT
My stairs are suitable for climbing.
So no.... ;)


Seriously though, a boulder is not a crag.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Jan 12, 2013 - 02:49am PT
Crag n. A steep rugged rock projecting upward or outward.

So, in the case of that choss posted, yes. That rock Sodamanizer is climbing was NEVER a boulder. It is a piece of (correct me if I'm wrong) obducted ophiolite... i.e. bedrock choss.
NigelSSI

Trad climber
B.C.
Jan 12, 2013 - 04:47am PT
A bit chossy, but it's only 7 minutes out the door. :)

Burgoyne
Burgoyne
Credit: NigelSSI
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 12, 2013 - 07:23am PT
Where ever I go? I take my Craeg with me.

And if you look up the meaning to that name you'll see it means 'rock.'

DMT
Powder

Trad climber
SF Bay Area
Jan 12, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
Somehow reading this thread is making me depressed... and envious. XD

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 12, 2013 - 05:38pm PT
When does a boulder become a crag?
Is berkeley's Indian rock a crag?
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jan 12, 2013 - 07:43pm PT
Perhaps a question worth arguing about in a completely new and useless thread....

I climbed another V7 "crag" today. Suck it. ;)

A-Train

climber
Jan 12, 2013 - 07:48pm PT
My backyard.

Rincon, just one of a hundred crags spitting distance from my house.  ...
Rincon, just one of a hundred crags spitting distance from my house. I'm not complaining.
Credit: A-Train
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
Where you at A-train?

I see Bishop' Peak back there, almost made me like San Luis Obispo, if it wasn't for crappy central coast weather
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Jan 12, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
I was under the impression that Vacaville basalt was part of the Lovejoy lava flow.
I've also been told it's pillow basalt (ophiolite) as meatchrist stated. Anyone know for sure?


You're right, a boulder is not a crag. But a bunch of (climbable) boulders all in a given area = a crag. Especially when it's all you got;)

You're just being all hard to get because you got Bishop in your backyard ya greedy sumbitch!;) Of which I'd like to go "cragging" soon.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Jan 13, 2013 - 01:56am PT
Credit: pyro
pt mugu is 20min
karen climbing a rock!
karen climbing a rock!
Credit: pyro
and of course STONEY which is 15 min.
E Robinson

climber
Salinas, CA
Jan 20, 2013 - 10:09pm PT
Backyard - Prunedale, CA
Credit: E Robinson
bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Jan 20, 2013 - 10:40pm PT
5 minutes from the casa...
North County
North County
Credit: bajaandy
North county back country fun.
North county back country fun.
Credit: bajaandy
Credit: bajaandy
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